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Doodle Your Way to Being a Great Artist

A doodle is an unfocused or unconscious drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes. Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Another common example of doodling occurs during long conversations on the phone when a pen and paper are available. In this video Baumann is talking to a group of students at a class on painting and discusses how to stop making excuses and start drawing in…

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Artist Website, Branding and Portfolio Marketing

In this Video Stefan Baumann is talking to a group of artists at a workshop in San Jose about creating an Artist website, branding your name, and marketing your portfolio to galleries. Stefan Baumann, host of the PBS Series “The Grand View,” America’s National Parks Through the Eyes of an Artist,” travels throughout America painting plein air landscapes in oil. Art collectors who love to acquire paintings of the West, still life, wild life and flowers love his work, and his paintings have been collected by noted American families such as the Annenberg’s , Rockefeller’s, former President Reagan and by…

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Painting Extreme Realism : Trompe l’oeil

Baumann talks to his students about Extreme Realism and trompe l’oeil.  Baumann,  Plein Air master painter, PBS artist Stefan Baumann, host of the PBS Series “The Grand View,” America’s National Parks Through the Eyes of an Artist,”  travels throughout America painting plein air  landscapes in oil.  Art collectors who love to acquire paintings of the West,  still life, wildlife and flowers love his work, and his paintings have been collected by noted American families such as the Annenbergs , Rockefellers, former President Reagan and by top fortune 500 corporations.  His work is likened to the top artists of American History…

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Golden Mean Revisited

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Baumann talks to a class about the Golden Mean and Revisits the conversation to explain it again. Plein air artist Stefan Baumann, host of the PBS painting series “The Grand View, America’s National Park Through the Eyes of an artist,” and author of “Observations Of Art and Nature” and “Everything You Need to Know about Plein Air Painting,” travels with his vintage trailer throughout America’s western landscapes painting stunning vistas on location with oils on canvas. He adds finishing touches to his paintings of wildlife, western landscapes and National parks, portraits and still life in his studio in Mount Shasta,…

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Sell Paintings for Profit

In this video on YouTube, Stefan Baumann discusses how to sell paintings for profit in a competitive marketplace.  

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Level of Commitment

Plein air artist Stefan Baumann, host of the PBS painting series “The Grand View, America’s National Park Through the Eyes of an artist,” and author of “Observations Of Art and Nature” and “Everything You Need to Know about Plein Air Painting,” travels with his vintage trailer throughout America’s western landscapes painting stunning vistas on location with oils on canvas. He adds finishing touches to his paintings of wildlife, western landscapes and National parks, portraits and still life in his studio in Mount Shasta, California. Through Stefan Baumann’s fine art oil paintings and his captivating painting style, the American tradition of…

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Secret to a great painting

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The Grand View Historic Overview Season One

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Golden Mean Canvas

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How to Choose Brushes for Oil Painting

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